ANN ARBOR – Round 1 of the Governor’s High School Cyber Challenge has closed. The top 10 teams named this week now move on to Round 2 to be hosted during the North American International Cyber Summit Oct. 28 at the TCF Center.  

The Governor’s High School Cyber Challenge is designed to test students’ knowledge of cybersecurity, computer science and information technology. Each day of Round 1 consisted of multiple-choice questions focused on a different topic such as networking, programming, hacking and operating systems. More than 600 students competed in the challenge this year.

The Top Ten Round 2 finalist teams are:

Ann Arbor High School – Huron Hackers

Ann Arbor High School – River Rats

Canton High School – Bright Pigs

Cass Technical High School – Tech Support

Kalamazoo Area Math Science Center – KAMSC12RCAKAP

Marquette Alger RESA – Marquette/Alger Middle College CyberUPstars

Newaygo County Career Tech Center – NCCTC01

Okemos High School – Cyberchiefs A

Okemos High School – Cyberchiefs B

Westwood High School – Patriots 1

The competition scores were based on the number of correct answers given as well as the time taken to complete each day’s questions. This year, more than 200 teams from 40 schools competed in Round 1. The schools were geographically located across all of the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan.

The Governor’s High School Cyber Challenge is run and facilitated by Merit Network and the Michigan Cyber Range, in partnership with the State of Michigan. Event sponsors include CISCO, Juniper Networks and ADVA.

Round 2 will take place at the North American International Cyber Summit on October 28th, 2019. Learn more about the summit here:

About The North American International Cyber Summit: The North American International Cyber Summit 2019 will take place in the heart of Downtown Detroit at TCF Center. The event, in its eighth year, will bring together experts from across the globe to address a variety of cybersecurity issues impacting the world.

About Merit Network: Merit Network, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation owned and governed by Michigan’s public universities. Merit owns and operates America’s longest-running regional research and education network. In 1966, Michigan’s public universities created Merit as a shared resource to help meet their common need for networking assistance. Since its formation, Merit Network has remained on the forefront of research and education networking expertise and services. Merit provides high-performance networking and IT solutions to Michigan’s public universities, colleges, K-12 organizations, libraries, state government, healthcare, and other non-profit organizations. For more information: